Over the past few years , hosted packages have become a sort of mainstay today as businesses give up on management and start utilizing the cloud for voip and internet access ! Building a specific package for phone and internet services all the way to your local ISP or Telco provider is one of the most impressive ways of doing business utilizing technology ! Carriers now offer VOIP hosted services and internet services in your office out to the carrier ! Pretty clever ! Companies will charge for a number of extensions , routers and Bandwidth for one fee ! A small business may have something like 10 telephones , a fax machine and 10 pc's and possibly your Web Server and/or mail server or maybe you use google or other types of providers for these services . A business would pay for a telephone system , and internet services per month . They can even separate your voice calling / traffic directly to them so no problems with the voice on your conversations ( garbled speech , Darth vader kind of sounds etc. ) !
Cost savings is not really the key but it is important ! A company can now have someone else mange all of their infrastructure for a monthly fee of the package and what we call managed services ! BY selling at a manageable monthly fee the Company now turns over all of their services to the internet for calling and networking needs !
Not for everyone but it still is a great deal to minimize some expenses ! ! We sell these sedrvices to those who are expanding but yet have no technical assistance for the network or telephone !
Now you have no expenses for payroll for someone to manage these services as everything is done with a phone call to your provider and their support folks work your problems and issues ! It works for a lot of companies looking to reduce headcount or payroll but your give up immediate help if you have a down system or a network connectivity problem .
So , say you have these services and you are now involved in monthly payments . You can choose a contract for as long as you like from maybe 1 , 2 , or 3 years or even longer , So you have to now utilize these services for the life of the contract ! Traditional Telephone services are ok but are costly for move adds and changes , as wiring your building or office will never go away but now with Voice over IP , you can plug a phone and a computer into a jack on the phone and save from running 2 cables instead of one ! You can also install a PC or a server based VOIP system instead of using a cloud service provider for your telephones and also add sip trunks ( Telephone lines just like your local Telephone company and cheaper too ! ) for very low costs today ! So a savings here but you still may need an admin for management which is not that difficult , or you can choose to contact your local provider like the old days , We can log in and move add or change your services and also provide maintenance as quick and easy as everyone else !
So some simple ideas on how to build your network and do it right the first time and make it cost effective and user friendly !
If you have any questions , call today for free consultation and we would be happy to discuss your next upgrade or new install with you !
Ths folks at RPOC telecom